Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Mail Call

We had a good amount of studies come in today. Lots of the first set of 4 which is wonderful. That means the prisoner that received his or her Bible also took the time to do the study and send it back.  We were thrilled this week to welcome back some of our volunteers that had been missing awhile.
Mark was able to come back after his unexpected surgery in Arizona. We put him right to work on the computer.
Robin was hard at work getting the studies all folded and ready to be mailed out. 
 Glenna (the volunteer in red) was welcomed back with open arms. We were thrilled to see her, especially today when there was plenty to do. Chuck and Glenna went right to work opening the mail. 
 Shirley (volunteer in yellow) was back after missing first for her total knee operation and then last week the unexpected triple bypass surgery her son had.
Vonnie arrived to help with the mail while Robin checked out what we were doing in this room. 
 Marvin came in to help Chuck with the labels.  
 Megan was big help today.
We know she won't be here long as she will be heading to Mexico soon but we were thrilled she stopped in today. She was put to work organizing the letters and studies keeping everything flowing smooth. Mom was back from her trip to China. Below she is sealing envelopes.

 Jeanette is always so willing to do what ever is needed. Below she is sweeping up the computer room. 
As soon as the mail was all opened and labeled, Robin put them to work stuffing envelopes.  
 Leila, Glenna and mom had a lot of catching up to do once all the work was done.  
 We had a very productive day and thank everyone for generously giving their time to process the studies, letters and mail out the Bible requests. The prisoners anxiously wait for mail call and for some of them this is the only mail they receive.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Another Good Morning

We had another good morning at the Berean office today.  We were able to get pretty much everything done.  Below are a few pictures of the volunteers today.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Chair

We had a fun group of volunteers today and the office was filled with laughter as we worked on the Bible studies. It was really Jeanette's fault. She came in and promptly sat in Chuck's chair to apply labels.
It wasn't really her fault, Chuck came in early and sat at the other table to help get the studies opened leaving his chair at the back table.
Marvin was given an almost impossible job of finding an address. We got a Bible request from a man that only had his name and number on the request. The envelope was blank. Marvin got on-line and found the man's address.
Marvin and Kathy were the only readers for a while.
When Joyce and Jan arrived Jan was put to work reading letters to help them out while Joyce worked on the studies.
As soon as the studies were finished the volunteers went into the other room to wrap Bibles. We sent out  179 Bibles today.
Not pictured was Vonnie who worked on stuffing boxes.  We finished with everything by noon and had a nice meal together.  It really was a good morning's work. Thanks everyone for making this office a cheerful place of work.